NEWS BRIEFS

President condemns Tiso regime

PRESIDENT Ivan Gašparovič condemned the first Slovak state, which was led by Jozef Tiso, during the unveiling of a holocaust memorial in northern Slovakia's Žilina.

Former Speaker of the Israeli Parliament Sevach Weiss and Žilina Mayor Jan Slota attended the ceremony, the daily SME wrote.

Slota, who has defended Tiso's state in the past, saying that it was prosperous in terms of both the economy and the spirit of Christianity, refrained from expressing sympathy for Tiso.

The wartime state was a puppet of Nazi Germany and collaborated in the deportation of Jews to concentration camps.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Testing is impossible to carry out as planned, president says

President Zuzana Čaputová asked the government to reconsider measures for people who do not get tested, many will not get a chance.

President Zuzana Čaputová met with the representatives of the armed forces.

The big test is upon us. What are we to do?

For a foreigner living in Slovakia, there is yet another concern.

Health care professionals still lacking ahead of Saturday's testing

Government avoids mobilisation for now, PM offers an extra bonus to health care professionals who can serve the whole weekend.

Dolný Kubín

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.